Scones and homemade jam

Sorry we have been a bit quiet the last week. Christmas with a child is a whole new world for us and we have been so busy with all Mr. B’s events and play dates, shopping for pressies, decorating our home and just day to day activities. I still have some homemade pressies to make before the end of the week and of course a few Christmas parties to cook for but it’s all so much fun!

For now though how about an easy breakfast, today we had some delicious spelt scones and what I call homemade jam but it’s really just chunky puréed fruit that we spread on our scones.

The scone recipe is from a great book called I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson. She calls them Finnish scones and they are delicious.

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Recipe:

1 1/2 c whole meal spelt flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbs Olive oil
180 ml water

Line a tray with baking paper. Mix the flour and baking powder in a bowl. Pour in the water and oil and stir with a woodie spoon until smooth. I usually cut out scone shapes but this time I accidentally dropped the baking tray as it was heading into the oven so I just salvaged what I could and made one big scone that I sliced into 4 (not all the way through) before placing in the oven. We baked it for roughly 15 minutes. For the “jam” I blitzed a handful of cherries (de-stoned), 4 good sized strawberries and 1/2 a banana in my. Bellini. It was delicious, messy and nice and healthy, with most of the jam ending up on Mr. B’s forehead (not sure how that happened though).

Let me know if you try this and what other “jam” combinations you try.

Enjoy xx

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Fruit salad… Yummy yummy, fruit salad… In my tummy!

What a busy day, I’m only getting the chance to sit down now to do your breakfast post! We love fruit for breakfast, for lunch in fact even for dinner! So when the Wiggles were singing about it this morning I knew that’s what we were going to have for breakfast 🙂

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We always try and eat what’s in season so in this fruit salad we have: Banana, nectarines, peaches, kiwi and delicious mango!

Egg and Avo wraps

After a very busy weekend I thought today’s breakfast had to be healthy and easy.
This is one of my favourite breakfast combos, some good healthy fats and proteins to start the day. It’s also tasty, super messy and a good challenge for my sons dexterity.

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I must admit though after putting this on a wrap I realised I could have just sliced the avo up and given him scrambled egg and avo with out the gluten filled wrap… Oh well.

Recipe:
1/2 avo
2 eggs scrambled
1 whole wheat wrap

Mash the avo up and spread it onto the wrap pour the egg over and spread it out too.slice into appropriate sizes for your little ones dexterity and breakfast is ready.

Enjoy xx

Stewed Apples

If you have been following our Facebook page before we started this website, you may remember our failed attempt at baked cinnamon apples.
They were dry and took forever to bake (which if you have a baby you know isn’t ideal). I had a few porridge cakes left over from yesterday and thought it would be a good opportunity to try stewing some apples instead of baking them. Success they came out so tasty, a little bit sticky and syrupy and Mr B loved them!

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Recipe:
Cut an apple into eight pieces.
Pour enough water into a small pot so it just covers the bottom and is about half way up the side of the apples
Mix a tsp of cinnamon into the water and place the apple slices in the pot.
Bring it the boil or until the apples are just soft but not falling apart yet.
I’m sure you would do this anyway but break an apple slice in half before giving to your baby as they stay incredibly hot in the middle.

Enjoy xx

Porridge cakes

One if the hardest foods to try get my Mr B to eat is porridge. We all know oats have fantastic health benefits and is a great breakfast food but because we don’t spoon feed, it’s been really hard to figure out how to get them in him.
We have tried different ways to do this and have found a few variations but today we tried these porridge cakes .
We didn’t use her all of recipes but the base gave us a good starting point.
I made three variations so that Mr B still got his usual amount of fruit for breakfast (although I did give him a kiwi to eat as we had to wait for the cakes to cool).

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Base recipe:
3 Tbs Oats
3Tbs Milk (we used Almond milk)
Mix the oats and milk and let them soak up the milk a little, then add the rest of the ingredients.
Pop them into the oven at 180deg for about 15 min. This will bring the cakes together but still leave the inside moist and porridgy.

Banana porridge cakes:

3 tbs Oats
2 tbs milk
1/2 mashed banana
1 tbs coconut

Apple cinnamon cakes:

3 tbs Oats
2 tbs milk
1 grated apple
1tsp cinnamon

Berry cakes:

3 tbs Oats
3 tbs milk
Handful berries

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Ours made about 12 (4 of each flavour).

Enjoy xx